it was not about his color. tavis: you have lived a full and rich life, starting with teaching for over 30 years. >> yes, when i graduated from high school, i lived in new york for about a year, and i decided i wanted to go away to college, and i had not decided on a special college at that time, and i was in touch with my father, frequently in touch with him, and he had recommended the school down there in south carolina, which had a very good reputation, and i applied, and i went down in august of 1946 and started at the college. lots of people, they were very fine people, and i was very happy to be there. even though i had lived in the south, i left there at six months of age, but upon returning, it was a wonderful experience.